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Books and Buddies is a program run by Spread the Word Nevada (StWN) designed to help students who struggle with reading. As part of the program, students are given pre and post tests which measure comprehension, accuracy, and words correct per minute (WCPM).

A data set was provided that included students' scores on the pre and post test, as well as some general demographic information. A Python program was created to perform linear regressions on subsets of the data, measured on the three attributes listed above. The data was also divided into various categories for the sake of the regressions. This includes improvements based on the number of sessions attended and improvement per grade level.

Alongisde the linear regressions, a paired sample mean t-test was performed to test for the significance of the student improvement.


Reading comprehension; Students; Education; English language; Reading; Books and reading; Python (Computer program language); Statistics; Regression analysis


English Language and Literature | Other Education | Reading and Language

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